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Does Your Child Hate School?

From the Show: Healthy Children
Summary: Does your child hate school? What can you do to turn that attitude around?
Air Date: October 09, 2013
Duration: 10 Minutes
Host: Melanie Cole, MS
Guest Bio: Dr. Corinn Cross, MD
dr cori crossDr. Corinn Cross was born and raised in New Jersey. She attended Barnard College where she graduated cum laude and majored in philosophy. She went on to attend the University of Medicine and Dentistry of New Jersey in Newark, NJ, where she was selected for the Alpha Omega Alpha Honor Society. Dr. Cross did her internship and residency in pediatrics at Children's Hospital Los Angeles. Dr. Cross has continued to work at CHLA as a general pediatrics attending.

Dr. Cross is actively involved in her local AAP, Chapter 2, where she is an obesity champion. She is co-founder of the Fit to Play and Learn Obesity Prevention curriculum. Through a collaboration between AAP Chapter 2 and the L.A. Unified School District this curriculum is being used to educate at-risk students and their parents on the risks of obesity and to help them to lead healthier lives. Dr. Cross is an AAP Spokesperson and speaks to children throughout the L.A. school district about obesity, healthy lifestyles and the benefits of walking to school.

Dr. Cross is a member of the Executive Board for the AAP's Council on Communications and Media. She is the Editor of the Council on Communications and Media's blog.
Does Your Child Hate School?
Does your child hate school?

Do they try, at every turn, to get out of going to school with excuses ranging from faking sick to playing hooky?

Are they constantly fighting with you about doing homework - or rather, not doing it?

What might be the reason they are so unhappy?

In this segment of Healthy Children, Dr. Corinn Cross, MD, and Melanie Cole, MS, help you find the reasons they may not like school, as well as ways you can get your kids to turn that negative attitude around.

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